Whenever you hear a newscaster use the phrase, “It’s that time of year again” they could mean almost anything. Whether they’re talking about the dog show, Mother’s Day or a 4th of July parade it’s a snappy way to start a story. However, this is one “it’s that time of year again” that you should absolutely pay attention to and that would be the start of mosquito season. Already the warning alarms are going out about the potential of another West Nile Virus outbreak here in Bucks County. Last year there were 60 cases reported that resulted on four deaths so, yes, this is a very serious matter.
The local government is stepping up with some grant money targeted to West Nile surveillance and prevention. The state’s official West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control Program offers some helpful guidelines on how to reduce the risk of mosquito infestation. Among those specific tips are:
“Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have collected on your property. Pay special attention to discarded tires. Stagnant water in tires is where most mosquitoes breed. Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors. Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year, particularly if the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug up the drains. Roof gutters can produce millions of mosquitoes each season. Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use. Stagnant water in a wading pool becomes a place for mosquitoes to breed. Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths. Both provide breeding habitats for domestic mosquitoes. Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. Water gardens can become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use. A swimming pool left untended by a family on vacation for a month can produce enough mosquitoes to result in neighborhood-wide complaints. Mosquitoes may even breed in the water that collects on pool covers.”
Basically what they’re saying is clean up your yards to prevent the bitters from taking up residence. Whatever you can’t throw out in the garbage you can have Junk King Bucks County pick up. We’re talkig about big items that are difficult to haul off. These are the junk removal experts who provide you with the right amount of muscle and truck space to clear out all kinds of clutter from your home. When you hire Junk King you can be assured that your junk will be removed as quickly as possible. They won’t keep you waiting all day like the phone company! Start your summer right by having all your junk taken away. Call Junk King Bucks County for your removal appointment today.